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The Third Scrutiny
March 13, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

of Life

Jesus has moved beyond the traditional Jewish expectation of the general resurrection and applied that language to the new life that a person enters by relating to him with faith.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Eyes of Faith

Resurrection does not mean the restoration of life to a corpse, it entails rather a transformation of life. Moreover, the eternal life that Jesus gives his followers does not abolish death but rather transcends it.


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

Release from the Tombs

Jesus’ raising of Lazarus was a holding action. So were all his other miracles. Sickness and death were just postponed. But these miracles, like the quickened, sinewed bones rising before the pie eyes of Ezekiel are also a promise.


from the
Early Church

Peter Chrysologus

For Christ it was more important to conquer death than to cure disease. He showed his love for his friend not by healing him but by calling him back from the grave.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Through baptism believers have received the indwelling Spirit, as a result of which, resurrection and renewal of the whole person, body and soul, has been initiated.